Crostoli Della Nona

Crostoli Della Nona

  • Preparation 25 min
  • Cooking 10 min
  • Waiting 30 min
  • Makes 5 to 6 dozen
  • Freezes Yes

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Ingredients

    • 250 ml (1 cup) unbleached all-purpose flour
    • 15 ml (1 tbsp) sugar
    • 15 ml (1 tbsp) unsalted butter, softened
    • 5 ml (1 tsp) baking powder
    • 1 egg
    • 1 pinch salt
    • 20 ml (4 tsp) grappa, gin or vodka
    • 1 lemon or ½ orange, grated zest only
    • Canola oil, for frying
    • Icing sugar

Preparation

Note from Ricardo

Crostoli are also called frappe, chiacchiere, etc… depending to the different regions of Italy. These are small sweets (dolce) often prepared for special celebrations such as New Year or Carnevale (Mardi Gras). They are traditionally shaped in rectangles or loop-shaped, but you can have fun and give them the shape of your choice!

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